[[t]ˈspætʃˌkɒk[/t]] n.
1) cvb coo a fowl that has been dressed and split open for grilling
2) cvb coo to prepare and roast (a fowl) in this manner
3) cvb to insert or interpolate, esp. in a forced or incongruous manner
Etymology: 1775–85; appar. alter. of spitchcock

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • spatchcock — Verb. To add a phrase, clause or sentence in a context that is inappropriate. Informal …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • spatchcock — spatch·cock …   English syllables

  • spatchcock — /ˈspætʃkɒk/ (say spachkok) noun 1. a chicken, especially a small one, split in half, and usually served grilled. –verb (t) 2. to prepare (a chicken) for serving in this manner. {probably alteration of spitchcock} …  

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